Lauren Lu is an associate professor of Operations at the Kenan-Flagler Business School of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her research interests include global supply chain management and healthcare operations. Her research work has appeared in Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Production & Operations Management. She is an Associate Editor for both Management Science and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and a Senior Editor for Production & Operations Management. She is currently the Chair of the Supply Chain Management Special Interest Group of the MSOM society. She served as a co-chair for the 2017 MSOM Student Paper Competition, the 2017 MSOM Supply Chain Management SIG conference, and the supply chain management tracks of the 2012 INFORMS, the 2015 & 2016 POMS Annual Conferences. She also served as Secretary/Treasurer of the MSOM society during 2012-2014. In 2012, she won the Weatherspoon Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching. She also won the first prize of the INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group Paper Competition in 2009. She received her PhD in managerial economics and strategy from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, MS in industrial engineering from Stanford University, and BS in biochemistry from Nanjing University. Prior to her academic career, she worked as a senior engineer at Oracle Corporation.